Well, he did it. He said he would, and he did. Last night my husband and I were watching the BBC World News coverage, the anchors analyzing why he had to do it in order to keep 50+ percent of his conservative backers happy. They also said the issue will divide the US Republican party. Then they got to talking about the merits of stem cell research. The word "diabetes" got thrown around a lot.
Forget about party politics for a moment and think about the potential of stem cell research to curb diseases and save lives.
Give a thought to why numerous national health organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, strongly supported the measure.
Visit Bill the DiabetesDoc to hear a second opinion.
Visit Kerri to read a hearfelt plea for understanding: "Because with one penstroke, Mr. George W. Bush pushed the cure for diabetes, and for many other diseases, just out of reach again."
And go see Bernie Segal of the Genetics Policy Institute to read about why the stem cell debate needs a dose of truth.
As Kerri notes, if you're reading this, you're affected in some way by diabetes. So don't give up. Don't let hope get vetoed!
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